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ASSET 2016: biosciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences

The Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) 2016 assessed the current experiences, expectations and perceptions of gender equality in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) academia.

ECU have published further results of the ASSET 2016 survey in three new reports that focus on biosciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences. Download these reports and the full report: ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in STEMM academia and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age (PDF) below. 

ECU (2017) ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in biosciences and medicine, and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age PDF
26/10/2017
ECU (2017) ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in biosciences and medicine, and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age PDF View Document
ECU (2017) ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in engineering, and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age PDF
26/10/2017
ECU (2017) ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in engineering, and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age PDF View Document
ECU (2017) ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in physical sciences, and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age PDF
26/10/2017
ECU (2017) ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in physical sciences, and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age PDF View Document
ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in STEMM academia and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age: full report PDF
26/10/2017
ASSET 2016: experiences surrounding gender equality in STEMM academia and the intersections with ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age: full report PDF View Document

ASSET 2016 survey
The ASSET 2016 survey covered six aspects of academics’ working life:

  • perceptions of gender equality
  • recruitment
  • job and career
  • caring responsibilities, leave and career breaks
  • training and leadership
  • promotion and development

The latest iteration of the survey included:

  • an exploration of survey responses which paints a more detailed picture of the current state of gender equality in STEMM academia
  • an examination of how gender differences vary across academic disciplines and sub-populations (eg for respondents with or without caring responsibilities)
  • an intersectional approach describing how experiences of gender equality vary across other protected characteristics

The Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Biology and The Academy of Medical Sciences commissioned ECU to design, implement and publish the 2016 version of the ASSET survey.
 

ASSET 2016: biosciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences survey
26/10/2017
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